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Global Career Seminar

Program Period

Monday, February 19, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018.

The Global Career Seminar aims to introduce current business issues, and to provide students with an opportunity to analyze and find solutions for actual problems assigned to them by companies/ organizations based in Canada.

The seminar will organize students screened and selected from Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and its three partner universities into groups. The students will then be given specific business problems, offered by company representatives from corporations, which they will be expected to analyze and propose solutions. During the Fall semester, pre-seminar internet sessions linking KGU and Canadian university students will be conducted for preparation. During the seminar at University of Toronto in February, further lectures, discussion, and preparation for group presentations will take place. The final presentations will be made to the representatives of the companies that proposed the problems. For details, please see the attached syllabus below.

The Global Career Seminar is a 3.0 credit course at KGU which is considered equivalent to a 3.0 unit course at Queen's University. The credits are awarded by KGU and Queen's students can arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) through the International Programs Office.

Learning Sessions

Pre-Seminar Sessions Online

10 Pre-Seminar Sessions will be conducted using an on-line learning platform from late November.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus.

Joint Sessions in Canada at the University of Toronto (UofT)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018 conducted at the St. George Campus of UofT (during Reading Week for Canadian students). Mount Allison and Queen's student enter accommodation on February, 18.  All students from Canada will check out of accommodation on February, 24.

The course syllabus for the 2018 GCS course is posted below for reference. 

Tuition, Funding, and Fees

Queen's University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen's for the course in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for Winter Term 2018 courses. Please visit the fees section of the University Registrar's Office website. Students may decide to drop one of their 3.0 unit Winter term courses in order to count the Global Career Seminar course as one of their Winter term courses for the 2017-18 academic year.

There is a program fee of 45,000 yen owed to Kwansei Gakuin University. Please refer to the GCS program fees document for further details. Students are responsible for their own meals and transportation costs (including travel cost to and out of Toronto, and commuting cost to and from University of Toronto) during the program.



Shared accommodation (without meals) is included in the GCS program fees.  The accommodation will be provided at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre located at 30 Carlton Street - (416) 977-6655.  

Students are responsible for their travel to Toronto. Students from Mount Allison and Queen’s are required to make travel arrangements in order to check in the hotel in the evening of February 18, and to depart Toronto in the late afternoon of February 24 (students are required to attend class and a wrap-up session on the morning of February 24).

Number of Places

15 Canadian students will participate in the program. The number of places for each university are as follows:

  • 3 from Mount Allison University
  • 4 from Queen’s University
  • 8 from University of Toronto

Applicants must have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of January 31, 2018. Applicants must attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus. Students must also be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation).

Tentative Global Career Seminar Course Syllabus 2018


Applications are due in the IPO by Friday, November 10 at 4:30pm. Along with a copy of the information page of your passport, an unofficial transcript from SOLUS, and a 3cm x  4cm passport photo, the following documents must be completed and submitted (either online or in person): 

KGU Cross-Cultural College Application Global Career Seminar 

Application for Cross-Cultural College CP Core Courses 

CCC Code of Conduct 

CCC Statement of Understanding